Kaiārahi Whaikaha | Disability and Inclusion Adviser

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Kaiārahi Whaikaha | Disability and Inclusion Adviser
  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Mon Mar 25 01:10:52 2024
  • 1091

  • Have you got experience in case management and enjoy working in multi-disciplinary teams?
  • Are you a registered social worker with experience in working with disabled people?
  • Do you have strong organisational, administrative, written, and computer skills?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a permanent, full-time Kaiārahi Whaikaha | Disability and Inclusion Adviser to join the Te Amaru - Disability Services team. The role of Disability and Inclusion Adviser is to work alongside students to determine their disability related needs and provide quality advice and access to services, information, and coaching to assist them to fulfil their academic aspirations. They also collaborate with University staff to increase staff knowledge of disability inclusive approaches that will assist students to fully participate and succeed in their studies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a strengths-based assessment of the disability related needs of students in relation to study and full University participation.
  • Support the wellbeing of students through prioritising pastoral care including the active case management of students with high needs and students of concern.
  • Take a multi-disciplinary approach to student support working closely with other student services, academic staff, halls of residence, and external agencies.
  • Foster academic achievement in students through monitoring academic results, promoting realistic workloads and identifying strategies that support success.
  • Work effectively within a managed diary, whilst prioritising urgent needs in a dynamic environment.
  • Support University staff to create an inclusive environment by proactively taking opportunities to expand their knowledge of disability inclusive approaches and apply these in courses or services provision.

This role requires safety checking through the police vetting system under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

  • Commitment to application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in an educational context.
  • An experienced allied health professional with university degree, current registration and practicing certificate in social work.
  • Demonstrated ability in needs assessment and case management.
  • Experience in working with people with a disability (including mental health) and/or people who are Deaf.
  • Respect for the lived experience and expertise of disabled people.
  • Experience in producing clear written and in-person communication.
  • Strong organisational, administrative, written and computer skills.
  • Experience and interest in working with Māori, Pasifika, and Rainbow communities.
  • Experience in working respectfully and actively with people who are distressed.
  • Knowledge and understanding of disability inclusive strategies and approaches.
  • Experience in persuading others.
  • Proven experience in providing a high-quality client service.
  • Experience and adaptability in client management and record keeping software.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our multi-disciplinary team is high performing, innovative, and rich in disability expertise. We offer you a competitive salary, your own office, coverage of professional registration fees, peer supervision and external supervision, professional development, and the ability to work from home one day a fortnight. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference for people with disabilities within a stimulating multi-disciplinary academic environment.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 02 April 2024. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Jo Hodge ([email protected] ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form , please include the position title and reference number (Disability and Inclusion Adviser #1091). Then, please combine your cover letter, CV, and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to [email protected] stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.


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